Fitness Tips · Instructor

Fitness Professionals and Certifications/Licenses

Most big-box gym chains require their personal trainers and group exercise instructors to hold a certificate or license in something that relates to what they’ll be teaching or training. Some of the gyms will even pay their employees to get further training in their areas of expertise. This setup translates to you knowing that the people… Continue reading Fitness Professionals and Certifications/Licenses

Instructor · Interview With a Jammer Series · Zumba

Interview with A Jammer – Lesley Ann Bayran

I have discussed jam sessions previously and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder,  a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where you learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ as described by… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Lesley Ann Bayran

Instructor · Style · Zumba

Wearing Zumba Clothes Outside of Class

I have to admit that if I wasn’t a part of the Zumba world and I saw someone walk into the grocery store with brightly colored leggings with a plaid shirt tied around their waist, I might have a strange look on my face too. Sometimes you don’t have time to change before you go… Continue reading Wearing Zumba Clothes Outside of Class

Instructor · Interview With a Jammer Series · Zumba

Interview with A Jammer – Ashley Bishop

I have discussed previously in depth about jam sessions and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where you learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Ashley Bishop

Fitness Tips · Zumba

Class Insight Series – Episode 1 “Zumba Fitness”

I’ve decided to start a series describing the different types of group exercise classes available that I am familiar with or am willing to research. I’ll also be sharing my personal experience either as an instructor or student for each format. Hopefully this will provide some insight for you to either try the class or… Continue reading Class Insight Series – Episode 1 “Zumba Fitness”

Fitness Tips · Food

Food Food Food

You know all those sayings “abs are made in the kitchen”, “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet” or “eating healthy is 80% of the process”… well, this isn’t too far off. What you eat is a major part of maintaining your health and fitness.  These sayings may all sound cliché-esque but, there’s truth behind them. In order to either… Continue reading Food Food Food